Monday, November 18, 2013

Twisters Rip Away the Midwest

Devastation swept across the Midwest this Sunday, with a strand of tornadoes, leaving 6 people dead and many more injured. Entire neighborhoods were demolished in minutes, leaving little time for preparation. Many could only scamper to their basements and hope for the best.

By the time the chaos subsided, families stepped out on to the streets only to see miles of flattened debris, which once had been their homes and vehicles. Streets were unrecognizable. Also affected by these severe storms were Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Firefighters and emergency crews were dispatched immediately to clear rubble and carry out rescue searches. In the midst of the danger, local doctors set up emergency care sites to treat the injured, and even went out on recovery searches to find survivors themselves. In times of distress, the heroes emerge, even if their capes are only white coats.


How To Help
If you would like to inquire about donating to the victims of this disaster, contact the Red Cross at redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. You can also contact the Salvation Army at 1-800-456-4483. If you would like to be a local volunteer in the relief of the aftermath you can find many opportunities at http://www.illinois.gov/ready/after/Pages/Volunteer-Opportunities.aspx.

If you have a personal experience related to this story, I want to hear about it. Comment below. Any added resources and prayer shout-outs are also welcome.

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